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DPHHS urges Montanans to get smart about antibiotics


November 21, 2018

State and local public health officials are participating in U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week November 12-18, 2018, which is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance.

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPPHS) and its partners are encouraging all Montanans to work closely with their healthcare providers to reduce the use of antibiotics. DPHHS is part of a statewide Montana Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative to improve antibiotic use and prescribing throughout the...

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